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"Gungans from every city across the swamps stood ear to ear. Otoh Mandassa with Otoh Gunga, Oxon City with Umberbool City."
Boss Rugor Nass, about the Battle of Naboo — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Oxon City, also known as Oxon, was a city on the planet Naboo in which Gungans and Humans lived. The Gungans of Oxon City contributed forces to the Battle of Naboo in 32 BBY, and during the Separatist Crisis, Queen Jamillia of Naboo designated the city as one of several refugee arrival stations on the world.

Description[]

"…Naboo has designated a number of slips in their ports of Theed, Oxon and Kwilaan as refugee arrival stations, even at the expense of moving commercial mining ventures to limited service ports."
―A HoloNet report on Naboo's increased intake of refugees[src]

Oxon City,[2] also shortened to Oxon,[4] was a city in the swamps of the planet Naboo, inhabited by both the native Gungans[2] and the Human Naboo. It was considered one of the principal Human settlements on the world,[4] and was located to the southeast of the city of Theed, the Human capital, and Lake Paonga, which contained the underwater Gungan capital, Otoh Gunga.[1] Oxon City contained a spaceport.[3]

History[]

"Our world is generous with uninhabited lands that we are willing to share in this time of upheaval. Together, the Naboo and the Gungans will open Naboo's plentiful spaces as a new home for those in need."
―Queen Jamillia[src]

Gungans from Oxon City fought on the Great Grass Plains in the Battle of Naboo.

During the Invasion of Naboo in 32 BBY, Oxon City contributed Gungan warriors to the Gungan Grand Army, who fought alongside their brethren from Otoh Mandassa, Umberbool City, and Otoh Gunga to repel the invading forces of the Trade Federation at the Great Grass Plains in the Battle of Naboo.[2] After the planet's freedom was won in the battle, Gungans began the construction of a colony on the Naboo moon of Ohma-D'un. A shipment of machine parts was hijacked by pirates on its way from Oxon to the moon installation, prompting the Royal House of Naboo to assign a group of pilots to escort further shipments.[5]

On 13:4:18, during the Separatist Crisis, Queen Jamillia of Naboo loosened the planet's immigration restrictions and designated spaceports in Oxon, Theed, and Kwilaan Starport as refugee arrival stations. Her decision came at the cost of moving commercial mining ventures to specific service ports. Jamillia's announcement was reported in a 13:4:18 issue of the CoCo District Edition of the HoloNet News.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

"…marching on the city of Oxon. There is no resistance."
―OOM-9, reporting his progress to the Neimoidians[src]

The city of Oxon originated in the revised second draft of the prequel trilogy film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace by George Lucas,[6] but did not appear in the finished film,[7] which was released on May 19, 1999.[8] The draft was included in the CD-ROM Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide,[6] released on June 23, 1999.[9] In the draft, the B1-Series battle droid OOM-9 reports to the Trade Federation's Neimoidian leadership that the Droid Army is marching on the city to no resistance.[6]

Oxon was then first mentioned canonically with respect to the Star Wars Legends continuity in an adventure seed on a character statistics webpage for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, written by Steve Miller and published on the Wizards of the Coast website. The page was written to supplement[5] Miller's short story, "The Starfighter Trap," published in the first issue of the Star Wars Gamer magazine[10] in September 2000.[11] It was further identified as Oxon City in the 2001 LucasArts video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds.[2] The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, released in 2008, stated that Oxon was a human settlement,[4] despite its prior portrayals as a Gungan habitation and the established animosity between them until the Invasion of Naboo.[2]

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